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UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

Far East (China and Japan). First semester: antiquity

to the Renaissance. Second semester: the Renaissance

to the present. (Non-English majors may fulfill the

general education literature survey requirement with

either E221 or E222.)

E231, 232 American Literature I, II (3, 3)

A survey of the writings of famous American

authors, this course emphasizes those who help

students to understand the American heritage and the

influences combining to shape American literature.

First semester: 1607-1860, Puritans throughWhitman

and Dickinson. Second semester: 1860-1960, Twain

through selected contemporary writers.

E299 Studies in Classic Film (3)

An introduction to film history, technique, and

theory, with an emphasis on genre conventions.

Students will study approximately twelve feature-

length and several shorter films, with particular

attention to how the technical and artistic elements,

such as cinematography, plot, and direction, control

meaning and worldview. The focus of the course is

on developing a biblical-critical-analytical approach

to film viewing, resulting in discernment of the

philosophical foundations of individual works.

(Fulfills non-survey literature elective).

E313 Age of Romanticism (3)

A study of the poetry and prose of the major writers

of the English Romantic Movement (1785-1830)

with a view to understand their lives, work, and

literary importance. Selected minor writers and one

novel are also included.

E314 Victorian Age (3)

A study of major poets and prose writers of England’s

Victorian period (1830-1901). Emphasizes those

writers whose work both created and responded

to crucial issues during this transitional era. Several

minor authors and at least three Victorian novels

are included.

E322 Children’s Literature (3)

A survey of the various types of literature for

children. Requires extensive reading and evaluation

of children’s books. (May be counted as a literature

elective by English majors

only

when they are pursuing

a secondary teaching credential.)

E332 Advanced Composition (3)

An advanced writing course emphasizing theory and

praxis of composition. Special attention given to

the five canons of Classical Rhetoric (i.e., invention,

arrangement, style, memory, and delivery) to develop

conceptual depth in content, and to broaden and

refine stylistic and organizational repertoire in

expression. Involves extensive practice in writing

(re-writing) and oral presentation of the work. (May

not be counted as an elective to fulfill the general

education literature requirement in English.)

E333 Drama as Literature (3)

A study of selected works of Western playwrights

from ancient to modern. Concurrently, this genre

course explores the history, nature, and types of

drama, especially the tragic and comic traditions, as

well as the rise of new forms.

E334 The Short Story (3)

Astudy of short fiction frommasters of the short story

genre. Explores the fictional elements, techniques,

themes, and interpretation of representative works

from classic and contemporary authors. Includes

attention to the historical development of the genre.

E335 The English Novel (3)

A historical study of the development of the

English novel. Emphasis on critical reading and

writing through a study of selected novels from the

eighteenth century to the present.

E336 Poetry & Poetics (3)

A study of metrical and stanzaic conventions of

poetry. Emphasis on close reading of a wide range

of representative poems from an anthology.

E353 Modern English Grammar (3)

A detailed structural examination of Modern

English at the level of the clause, sentence, and

discourse. Explores the concept and vocabulary

behind traditional grammar as well as contemporary

linguistic theories. Involves extensive practice in

text analysis. Strongly recommended for all students

seeking to qualify for the California Single Subject

Teaching Credential in English. (May not be counted

as an elective to fulfill the general education English

requirements.)